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Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations with Myanmar in 1949 and our Mission in Yangon was opened in the same year.
It was among the first five overseas Missions opened by Sri Lanka after independence.
The Myanmar Mission was opened in Colombo in 1950.
Replica of Sacred Shwedagon Pagoda in Sri Lanka
On the request by Most Venerable Mugunuwela Anurudha Thero, a Replica of famous Sacred Shwedagon Pagoda at Yangon, Myanmar will be built at Balakaduwa in Matale District, Sri Lanka at the expense of Most Ven. Aung Za Bu Sayadaw, Donors of Aung Za Bu Monastery in Yangon and Mawlamyaing, and Dr. Mrs. Hinn Hinn Aye and many other devotees in Myanmar.
Ground Breaking Ceremony was held and Foundation Stone will be laid down in December 2017 and construction of Pagoda will be started in February,2018 and also scheduled to be completed in seven months before next “Wasanna Ceremony” .
The Donation Ceremony was held at the Sri Lankan Embassy on 28th November 2017, a sum of US$ 23, 000/- was handed over to Most Ven. Mugunuwela Anurauddha Thero by Myanmar Most. Ven. Aung Za Bu Sayadaw and devotees. At the same ceremony 4 feet height 3 Marble Buddha Statues were also donated to Sri Lankan Temples by the same group.
Commemoration of 69th anniversary of Independence Day 04th February 2017
On the 04th February 2017, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Yangon celebrated 69th Anniversary of Independence Day of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka with an elegant manner under the patronage of H.E. the Ambassador, Mr. K.W.N.D. Karunaratne at the Embassy premises with participation of Sri Lankan expatriates living in Myanmar and staff of the Embassy and their families.
The celebration commenced at 8.00 a.m. with "Buddha pooja", and the official ceremony was started with hoisting the National Flag by His Excellency the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar, Mr. K.W.N.D. Karunaratne, while playing the National Anthem of Sri Lanka in both Sinhala and Tamil languages. A two minutes silence was followed in remember those who scarified their lives for the independence of Sri Lanka. Lighting the traditional oil lamp by the H.E. the Ambassador, Embassy officials and President of the Sri Lankan Association in Myanmar and followed by blessings by Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Islamic religious dignitaries.
After the religious observances, the messages of H.E. the President, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, Hon. Prime Minister, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe and Hon. Foreign Minister, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera were presented.
H.E. the Ambassador, Mr. Karunaratne addressing the gathering, emphasized that the importance of the celebrating 69 years of Independence Day of our motherland. He also stressed that Sri Lankan expatriates in Myanmar have responsibility to ensure the unity and integrity of Sri Lanka and development activities in Sri Lanka.
At the conclusion of the Independence Day of official ceremony in the morning, Embassy served refreshment for all the participants with Sri Lankan traditional foods at Ambassador's Residence.
In the evening of that day, Embassy organized a reception around 250 guests at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon with an elegant manner. The Union Minister of Religious Affairs & Culture, H.E. U Thura U Aung Ko was chief guest of this event. H.E. the Ambassador was welcomed Union Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture, H.E. Thura U Aung Ko and Madam, Ambassadors, Head of Missions, UN representatives and members of the Sri Lanka Embassy and their family members, traditional way of presenting "bulath hurulla". Around 150 Sri Lankan expatriates in Myanmar participated in the evening ceremony.
Sri Lanka style foods were served with hoppers and egg hoppers and also finally Sri Lanka tea with sweets, kaum, kokis, arsmi and paniwalalu were served as dessert of the dinner and invitees tested and enjoyed very much. Documentary videos on Sri Lankaâ€™s rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty were also screened during the dinner.
Ambassador Designate Mr. K.W.N.D. Karunaratne assumes duties in Yangon
The newly appointed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar assumed duties in Yangon on 21st September 2015 and religious observances were carried out by the Buddhist religious dignitaries blessings upon the Ambassador designate.
New Ambassador, H.E. Mr. K.W.N.D. Karunaratne, Ambassador-Designate of Sri Lanka to Myanmar is Coordinating Secretary to Hon.
Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Defence with an illustrious career in more than 35 years in Sri Lanka Government Service. He had held several high level positions in the Government.
While speaking to the staff of the Embassy, after assuming duties, he explained the importance of further enhancing strong relations between Myanmar and Sri Lanka which exist from centuries on the foundation of Theravada Buddhism.
He further said that he hopes to constructively work with the Myanmar Government, exchange their experiences in the area of culture and religious affairs and other development programmes taking place in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. He further highlighted to the staff that creating an excellent environment at work will lead to energized engagement, dynamic contribution which is the key to success of all the projects.
Ambassador, H.E. Mr. K.W.N.D. Karunaratne is the 21st Ambassador to represent the Government of Sri Lanka in Myanmar since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1948.
THIRD BIMSTEC SUMMIT AND H.E. THE PRESIDENT VISIT TO MYANMAR
21 ST ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM (ARF), 5-10 AUGUST 2014, MYANMAR